Specialized High School Admissions Test Preparation


As you know, the SHSAT changed significantly in 2017.  We are excited to be able to work with your kids during the transitonal period as the city tries to make the test more equitable and fair for all. The test is still designed to be challenging and can be very intimidating to students. With a lot of practice, skill-building, and understanding strategies to find the simplicity hidden in the complicated way the questions are worded, we can help students master this test and maximize their scores.

Each student has different needs with regard to test prep. The most important aspect is getting an early start on preparation for this exam if you truly think that the specialized high schools are the best fit for your child.

At Smith Street Workshop, we offer:

  • Courses (see below for registration)
    • Our courses run in the winter, spring, summer & fall with a maximum of 10 kids, with 2 instructors. They cover all aspects of the test in an intimate setting where students naturally challenge each other to take it to the next level. We look at every necessary skill set & strategy and then practice, practice, practice.
    • If the timing of the courses does not work for your child's schedule, contact us to create your own customized class with 5+ friends. We are available all summer.
  • Group Sessions (click through for pricing, contact info)
    • 2-3 students with similar needs come together for private sessions with a skilled instructor
  • Individual Sessions (click through for pricing, contact info)
    • one-on-one sessions to hone specific skills unique to the student

WINTER 2018 program - REGISTER EARLY

SHSAT Skill-Builder
Time: Monday 5:30 - 6:30 pm
Dates: January 8th - March 26th, 10 weeks
             (No Class 1/15 or 2/19)
Level: Current 7th graders
Instructor: Jaclyn Wickham

Price: $425

Description: This course is ideal for students who need review of the mathematical foundations of the 7th grade curriculum before jumping into the more advanced concepts that will appear on the SHSAT. We will also be addressing verbal skills and strategies, but the math will be differentiated

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15 student maximum. Pricing includes textbook, binder, and 2 free practice tests with detailed score reports. 

Accelerated SHSAT Skill-Builder
Time: Tuesday 5:30 – 6:30pm
Dates: January 9th - March 27th, 11 weeks
             (No Class 2/20)
Level: Current 7th graders
Instructor: Jaclyn Wickham

Price: $465

Description: This course is best for kids who have had significant exposure to advanced math concepts and are ready to refine their skill set for the complicated new material on the SHSAT. We will address verbal skills and strategies as well in this class, but the math will be differentiated. 


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Spring 2018 program - REGISTER EARLY!

Comprehensive SHSAT Prep Course,
Spring Session
Time: Mondays, 5:30-7:30 pm   OR
            Tuesdays, 5:30-7:30 pm  OR
            Wednesdays, 5:30-7:30 pm OR
            Thursdays, 5:30-7:30 pm

Dates: May 7th - June 25th
Level: Current 7th graders
Instructor: Jaclyn Wickham

Price: $590

Description: The spring SHSAT course is designed to accommodate all levels, and teachers work hard to differentiate and individualize instruction. This course is appropriate for students who are just beginning to prepare as well as for those who took our winter course. In this session, we go beyond the introduction to the material and really zero in on the most important content, and hone the students' individual strategies for mastering each type of question. Repetition, lots of practice and confidence building are essential to feeling positive in the upcoming year as the test approaches. 

15 student maximum. Pricing includes textbook, binder, and 2 free practice tests with detailed score reports. 


Summer 2018 - REGISTRATION COMING SOON!

5-Week Booster Course
Age: Rising 8th graders
Dates: July 10th-August 7th 2018
Time: Mondays, 5:30-7:30 pm 
Price: TBD

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Description: This course will review all aspects of the exam and provide a lot of practice and exposure to the material. While it is not quite as comprehensive as our spring or late summer courses, it is an excellent way to maintain skills over the summer and arrive back in the fall confident and prepared.


Comprehensive Prep Courses,                                     REGISTRATION COMING SOON
Summer Intensive Sessions 2018

Session 2
Dates: TBD
Age: Rising 8th graders
Time: 9 am - 12 pm OR
        
   1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Pricing: TBD

Session 1
Dates: TBD
Age: Rising 8th graders
Time: 9 am - 12 pm Section 1 OR
           1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Pricing: TBD

Description: The summer SHSAT course is designed to accommodate all levels, and teachers work hard to differentiate and individualize instruction. This course is appropriate for students who are just beginning to prepare as well as for those who took our courses in the spring. In this session, we go beyond the introduction to the material and really zero in on the most important content, and hone the students' individual strategies for mastering each type of question. Repetition, lots of practice and confidence building are essential to feeling positive in the upcoming year as the test approaches. 

15 student maximum. Pricing includes textbook, binder, and 2 free practice tests with detailed score reports. 


Fall 2018 - COMING SOON

SHSAT Prep Course,
The Final Countdown
Age: Current 8th graders
Dates: TBD
Time: Mondays, 5:30-7:30 pm   OR
            Tuesdays, 5:30-7:30 pm  OR
            Wednesdays, 5:30-7:30 pm
OR
            Thursdays, 5:30-7:30 pm


Pricing: TBD


 

Description: The fall SHSAT course is the final push to make sure all students are ready for the test. We will review all of the material, and practice, practice, practice. We accommodate all levels, and teachers work hard to differentiate and individualize instruction. In this session, we continue beyond the introduction to the material and really zero in on the most important content, and hone the students' individual strategies for mastering each type of question. Repetition, lots of practice and confidence building continue to be essential to feeling positive as the test approaches. 

15 student maximum. Pricing includes textbook, binder, and 2 free practice tests with detailed score reports.